Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Canada's History Society and partners unveil expanded history awards

Canada's History Society, the publishers of Canada's History magazine and Kayak, the children's history magazine, has announced an expanded Governor General's History Awards that will be presented to 21 Canadians in Ottawa on December 12. 
The awards, created in partnership with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Historical Association, Historica-Dominion Institute and the Begbie History Society, will be presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. They are intended to bring greater profile and recognition to the value of historical research, education and public interpretation.
Since 1995, Canada's History Society has presented the Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History and the Pierre Berton Award for popular history.
The new eleven Governor General's History Awards will honour exceptional achievements in five areas:  academic research, museums, community programming, as well as classroom teaching and popular history.  In addition, six national student awards highlighting annual achievements of youth ranging from age 10-24 will also be presented at the ceremony
More details about the awards can be found in an extended release


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